Auto Cutback

Auto Cutback

Auto Cutback

The ‘Auto Cutback’ steps are as follows:
  1. Select the cabinet from ‘Library’ list and place it on the drawing page. Remember to keep the mouse button pressed.
  2. Move the cabinet into position with the ‘Ctrl’ key held down.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Then release the ‘Ctrl’ key.


See also CabMaster Designer Getting Started & Tutorial manual – Lesson 4

For this tutorial place two Floor Cabinets on your drawing with a gap in between of less than 950mm as we will place another cabinet in between to demonstrate the use of Auto Cutback.

Select View > Zoom Box  from the Zoom group.
  1. Move the mouse towards the two cabinets.
  2. You will notice that, once the mouse enters the drawing page, a magnifying glass appears
  3. Move the magnifying glass to the location that you wish to start (shown top LHS)
  4. Click the mouse and with the mouse button still depressed, drag to draw a box around the area that you want to zoom in on. 

When you release the mouse key, the drawing image will have increased dramatically to show you the selected area.
  1. Choose a cabinet that is similar to the one you need regardless of the size. For the purpose of this lesson we have chosen the ‘Floor Drawer’ which has a default width of 600mm i.e. greater than the available space.
  2. Use the ‘Auto Cutback’ feature to place a cabinet in this vacant area.
  3. Select the cabinet from Cabinet list and, keeping the mouse depressed, place the cabinet on the drawing page. Refer to the following diagram for placement:
  4. With the mouse button still pressed, hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key. Drag the cabinet backwards until it is flush with the wall but still overlapping the cabinet beside it. (see diagram below 

  1. Release the mouse button and the cabinet will shrink to fit exactly into the available space.
  2. Finally, release the ‘Ctrl’ key
The program cuts the cabinet back to the available size which in this example is 400mm.
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